The latest from our girl about town
A friend of Angel’s reported that her four-year-old daughter remarked in wonder: “That’s a really big puddle,” as they drove alongside a field covered in plastic sheeting to protect young plants. They do tend to look like large lakes, don’t they?
* Angel was happy to see that Spalding’s once regular busker – a guitarist who Angel suspects writes his own songs – was back in town again on Saturday after an absence of some months. Wonder if he’s been on tour....
* How wonderful to see oilseed rape coming into yellow flower once more as Angel drives around the district. It really begins to feel and look like spring.
* Overheard in Spalding Guardian Towers this week: a temporary member of staff wondered aloud: “When do we get our Easter eggs?” It reminded Angel of the time an acquaintance asked if Christmas was at the same time of year in Africa.
* Angel remembers taking her Cycling Proficiency at primary school and was delighted to pass. What she doesn’t remember was a skill involving pedalling along with two kitchen chairs balanced on the handlebars – and wonders why a gentleman getting on in years decided to try that out on a busy stretch of the A152 just outside Gosberton.
* Angel is always very patient when queuing in traffic, especially when there’s been an accident. But she was miffed when visiting King’s Lynn on Saturday – a police officer diverted her and about 30 other motorists down a dead end, resulting in one almighty jam.
* While in another traffic jam yesterday morning, on the outskirts of Spalding, Angel found herself stuck behind an Emblings school bus. The bus was quite new and shiny but had one fault, the sign for the emergency stop at the back was spelt: “emegency”.
* On another of her little trips, Angel was a little taken aback last week when, driving past The Granary in Long Sutton, she saw a fully-grown man dressed up as Andy Pandy, smoking a cigarette, at 7.30am! Must have been a stag do in the offing.
* While walking down Priory Road in Spalding on Tuesday Angel was nearly run over by a black Audi which had been parked. It pulled out without indicating... and Angel was not surprised to see the driver was also using a mobile phone.